MOSCOW, 22 April (BelTA) – A strong humane note was noticeable in the address of President of Russia Vladimir Putin to the Russian parliament the day before. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the statement as he met with the Russian leader in the Kremlin on 22 April, BelTA has learned.
Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “First of all, I would like to congratulate you on the end of another presidential period, I'd say, a very difficult and intense one. The annual address by the president is always a great deal of work. A work of very many people. But the president still carries the burden. He has to determine what the address will be. We've noticed a strong humane note in this address. I absolutely agree with the conclusions that have been made. I strongly support the focus you put on people in this address.”
Aleksandr Lukashenko pointed out that countries encounter similar demographic problems, this is why it is necessary to take measures to bolster the birthrate and support large families. “We offer virtually the same support, we provide support for people, particularly large families. It is a priority in our country. This is why it is met with approval in Belarus,” he noted.